Gender and Literature/Art

The Pathetic "Award" -- A Critical Reading to the Female Captive Narration in Euripides' Tragedies

Li Changqi
Huaihua University
Journal of Anshun University 2010-6

Abstract:The female captive narration is one of the most important contents in Euripides' tragedies. The concern for the destiny and the inner world of the female captives, as well as the penetrating analysis to their feelings and nature, reflects the unique women values of Euripides, and demonstrates artistically the lofty spirit of women that had been covered in ancient Greek times, and it provides for later generations for better understanding and interpreting women a mythological prototype and historical ground.
Keywords:Euripides, female captive narration, tragic destiny, value

Paper type:Published